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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Alicia McCarthy
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guest look at the other side of the Victorian era; not the forthright achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunei and others, but that imbued with a profound anxiety about faith, about the nature of life, the survival of learning and the morality of man. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

4/5. This episode looks at the great proletarian sexual revolution that has taken place during the past decade. Continuing the look at life in a changing China, written and read by former BBC China correspondent Duncan Hewitt. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt.

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea). Revelation 22, vv 1-5. There is a Higher Throne (Getty, Lennox). Before the Throne of God Above (Cook). Director or music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 9/10. The Flood. By EF Benson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/8. Kate Adie presents the programme in which
BBC correspondents tell the full story about wnar going on in their regions. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: A Three-Minute Education

Bruce Springsteen sang "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in - school". Here, David Hepworth of Word magazine explores what, if anything, we've learnt from popular music. He believes that he learned all about American history and politics through the music of Bob Dylan. And
Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys explains how listening to the Beatles introduced him to Eastern religions and contemporary art, while David Lines , an avid fan of Paul Weller , swears he would never had read Shelley, bought an aspidistra, or learned to talk to women if he hadn't listened to the Jam. So does telling your teenager to turn the music down damage their education? Producer Erin Riley Matters of record: page 32


Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Bob Dylan.
Unknown: Neil Tennant
Unknown: David Lines
Unknown: Paul Weller
Producer: Erin Riley

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Violence and the Big Male Voice

A comic tale of passion, ballroom dancing and male voice choirs set in south Wales during the 1930s. By Gwyn Thomas.
Producer Gilly Adams


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas.
Producer: Gilly Adams
Marty: Jonathan Floyd
Ursula: Mall Harries
Peveril: Matthew Rhys
Handel: Brian Hibbard
Willie: Dorien Thomas
Lucknow: Russell Gomer

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); email: questions. questions@bb.co.uk.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Francis Coppola Presents

4/5. Egg Face. The travails of love in contemporary
Japan where traditional stalwarts of matchmakmg the network of old spinsters, neighbours and relatives - fight to maintain their dominance in an increasingly modern world. Mary Yukari Waters's story is another taken from Coppola's literary magazine. For further details see Monday

: Chinese in Britain

9/10. Screen Beginnings. The 1958 Ingrid Bergman film
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness was a seminal moment for the British Chinese community. Shot in Snowdonia, it launched the careers of actors such as Burt Kwouk and brought together Chinese extras from all across Britain.
Anna Chen hears from those who were on the set.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Burt Kwouk

: Bookclub

Jodi Picoult joins James Naughtie and answers questions from an audience about her novel My Sister's Keeper. It concerns a young girl who sues her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned to save her older sister's life. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm.
June's Bookclub: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


Guest: Jodi Picoult
Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Material World

Cafe Scientifique. Cafe Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a site outside a traditional academic context. The venture is growing, with venues popping up all over the world and in some schools. Quentin Cooper discusses the success of this project and asks whether Cafe Scientifique is a fashionable by-product of a comfortable age or an indicator of the changing relationship between science and society. Producers Roland Pease and Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producers: Roland Pease
Producers: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

5/6. Garry Richardson anchors a topical comedy show looking back on the past five days in the world of sport as well as the weekend ahead - a bit like Linda Blair in The Exorcist only with more badminton. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Miles Jupp. Producer Will Saunders Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Linda Blair
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Miles Jupp.

: The Archers

Eddie gets an eyeful at the Dower House. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports on the film Goodbye Bafana, based on the relationship between Nelson Mandela and one of his prison guards. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Mapp and Lucia

9/10. The Flood. The river banks burst and Lucia and Miss Mapp find themselves swallowed up by the tide. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Investigation

4/4. Operation Ore is the largest ever British police investigation into internet child pornography, based on a list of names taken from a website. Yet some of these people have been falsely accused. Simon Cox asks if the crusade has turned into a witch hunt. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

2/9. Generation Next. It's bigger than just pocket money: teenagers are now big spenders, and corporations are waking up to this huge new marketplace. Peter Day finds out how teenage tastes are shaping businesses all over the world. Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Australia. The Great Drought seems set to become a permanent way of life in Australia, the driest country on the driest continent in the world. How is it going to manage its water supplies to ensure that its growing population has enough water in the future? Irrigators should sell back used water to the government, and drastic measures must be necessary to quench the country's increasing thirst. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

9/15. Harry faces up to fatherhood but finds himself distracted by the hunt for the missing child. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday

: Genius

5/6. Darts commentator Sid Waddell joins Dave Gorman to investigate strange inventions created by the public, before the original designer explains how the idea came about. He selects his two favourite concepts, and the audience vote for the one they consider the most inspired. Producer Simon Nicholls


Commentator: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Alicia McCarthy.


Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

4/5. Written and read by former BBC China correspondent Duncan Hewitt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt.

: News

: Assignment

BBC correspondents report their experiences

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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